Hi I just finished my first build and would now like to try an OC. If you would let me know some good settings or give any advice, such as how high i can go on stock cooling (would not like to upgrade yet) that would be great
I'm using an E6600 with 2 gigs of OCZ pc2-8500 reaper
The only thing i was wondering is how to keep my memory running at 1066 mhz like it is now. Wouldn't lowing the ratio to 1:1 drastically decrease my memory speed? Is there say a ratio that would work well for both my memory and cpu?
Ok so now I'm starting, and I will do as u said, change the ratio to 1:1 and get the cpu Oc before worrying about memory. I'm just wondering where that ratio is. theres a CPU ratio, but it says 9, and so I'm guessing thats my multiplyer.
I'm using an Asus P5k Deluxe.
it may just give you the Mhz like say a 533mhz but if you look at your rams speed it will say 300Mhz if you have fsb on 300, that would be 1:1. my mb only has 1066,800,533 options for ram ratio. if i set it to 533 its acts like a 1:1 ratio. but i'm not familiar with that mb so don't know for sure. can you throw up a screeny of your bios??
My BIOS does not show me the ratio. I usually use CPU-Z to see the ratio. You can just calculate the ratio yourself, then you know the ratio. If you are going with 1:1, that should be easy to calculate; FSB:RAM. Just remember the core frequency is divided by 4 and the ram frequency is divided by 2. So if your frequency is 800 and the ram is 667, 800/4=200 and since your ram is 667, you have a bit of head room, 200x2=400, so 400 is the ram frequency that will make the core frequency 800 be in ratio 1:1 with the ram; 200:200. You can get more information here.
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